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At what age do you go from toddler (crib mattress) to twin bed?

My daughter and 5 yr old grandson live with us. She wants to move him to a twin size bed. Is this too young yet or am I being old fashioned. He seems fine in his toddler bed.

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Asked by horsegal2760 at 11:40 AM on Dec. 27, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • My son pretty much went from a crib to a twin bed. He was in a toddler bed for about a month and then he moved to a twin bed. The toddler bed broke and it was cheaper to get a twin so that is what I did. He has done fine with it. He was about 20 months.

    Answer by kmath at 11:44 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • My son went to a twin bed when he was about 2 years old.....we never did a toddler bed

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 11:44 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • My son would not sleep in a toddler bed. So we moved him to a twin when he was almost 2.

    Answer by Misteh at 11:44 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • My son was two.

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:46 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • thank you, I guess I will give the go ahead for a twin. I was afraid of him falling out of it.

    Comment by horsegal2760 (original poster) at 11:48 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • My son was 4 years old when he went to a twin bed.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 11:52 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • Just get the railing that go on the side you can get them from Target

    Answer by nicjon at 11:56 AM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • when he or she starts to climb out of the crib. my kids were about 1 1/2. Then we just turned there crib into the toddler bed and put up a side guard.

    Answer by ellegrl at 12:06 PM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • My DD was 2yrs old.... She was in her crib until she was 9months...than her toddler bed until she was only like 18months...than we went to a twin bed.

    Answer by kathynej7142007 at 7:31 PM on Dec. 27, 2010

  • Five is not too young.

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 12:55 AM on Dec. 28, 2010

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